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One-to-one support for isolated people
CARDS helps people in Edinburgh who have a long-term history of alcohol dependency, are isolated and at risk without question.
Even when things become very difficult some people are not ready to begin a ‘recovery’. These are the people that CARDS exists to help. Through regular, one-to-one contact we support people to take control of their lives.
How do we do this?
CARDS supports volunteers to create positive relationships with isolated people that are rewarding for them both.The client chooses what to do during each visit. Common activities include going for a walk, playing music or chess or just having a chat. This relationship provides isolated people with the opportunity to build self-confidence and re-engage with their community.
This simple approach builds self-belief and can encourage positive change in our client’s mental and physical health and improve their ability to build better relationships with others.